The zero and low-emission segments are gaining a stronger position in the Spanish automotive market month by month.
This month, the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) and the National Association of Vehicle Dealers (GANVAM) have detailed that registrations of electrified vehicles of all types rose by 32.3% in April.
This positive trend is directly transferred to hybrids, which have already managed to corner 24.30% of the market share, with 19,604 units sold and a growth of 4.92% compared to the same period in 2021.
Since the beginning of this 2022 and until today, the trend is maintained, as it has been recorded that the cumulative has been positioned at about 67,171 cars registered.
This translates into an increase of 10.34% over the figures detailed between January and April last year.
Within this framework, it has also been announced which were the favorite hybrid models for Spaniards and, not surprisingly, Toyota tops the podium this month.
In first place, the best-selling vehicle in this segment is the Toyota Corolla, with 1,942 units registered in April.
This is one of the most recognized models of the Japanese brand, which has two hybrid mechanical options: one with 122 hp and the other with 180 hp.
The former relies on a lithium-ion battery, while the more powerful one relies on a higher-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery.
The list continues with the Toyota C-HR, which had occupied the top spot last month. In this case, it registered 1,402 vehicles in April.
This hybrid SUV features a 184-horsepower hybrid system coupled with a nickel hydride battery.
This composition is in addition to the existing 122-horsepower hybrid, which now has a lithium-ion battery.
Finally, the podium is closed by a car that has climbed the list: the KIA Sportage with 935 units sold.
It is a model with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter gasoline engine combined with an electric and a 1.49 kWh battery capacity that allow to homologate 230 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.
How did the zero- and low-emission segments perform this month?
Over the month of April, 100% of all types (passenger cars, two-wheelers, commercial and industrial) grew by 21.6% in April compared to the same month last year, with 3,522 units sold.
Year-to-date, they accumulated a total of 16,611 units registered, up 79.2% compared to the same period in 2021.
Meanwhile, registrations of electrified vehicles (100% electric + plug-in hybrids) of all types (passenger cars, two-wheelers, commercial and industrial) rose 32.3% in April to 7,911 units.
All this, according to data provided by the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) and the National Association of Vehicle Sellers (GANVAM).
Greater inclination for hybrids
Last April, the Motor 2022 report was published, revealing that 76% of those surveyed with the intention of buying a car would opt for a new car.
The remaining 24%, for a second-hand one, while the average price of the expected purchase amount grows 8%, up to 27,065 euros, 9% more (28,259 euros) if it is an electric car.
In this sense, it has also been detailed that the intention to buy an electric vehicle in Spain has risen from 10% to 15% in just one year.
Meanwhile, hybrid models fall two points, but with 40% it is still the most chosen option, above diesel and gasoline, both with 22%
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